Knockalla Coastguard Cottages are located on an elevated site and overlook the Inishowen Peninsula across a broad expanse of Lough Swilly. The cottages are just off the main scenic road between Rathmullan and Portsalon and make an ideal venue for your self catering holiday in Donegal.
Built in 1876,Knockalla Coastguard Cottages is a terrace of cottages set in a spectacular landscape, surrounded by the Knockalla mountains with sweeping views of Lough Swilly and across the bay to the coastline and the mountains of the Inishowen Peninsula. Designed to provide offices and accommodation for the coastguards and their families the cottages are ideal self catering holiday houses.
Beautiful Donegal famous for its dramatic coastal scenery, wild and rugged with spectacular sea and skyscapes where the air is so effervescent it is a tonic in itself. Just the place to escape the humdrum of daily routine, traffic jams and stress of the 21st century.
Watch the sea in all its moods, wild and frenetic to calm and as languid as a millpond. Climb the Knockalla Mountains for fantastic views of Mulroy Bay and the headlands of the Fanad, Rosguil and Inishowen Peninsulas. Fanad has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Donegal. There is also array of outdoor facilities: fishing, golf, horse riding, watersports, good restaurants and pubs all in the locality.
We have two self catering cottages to rent with character - built in 1876 as offices and family accommodation - solidly constructed with hand cut stone - many original features carefully maintained - stunning views from each window.
Anchor Cottage is a 2 bedroom house sleeping 4, comprising of 1 double room overlooking the sea, 1 twin room with mountain views, bathroom with shower and a open plan living area (kitchen/diner/sitting room).
Capstan Cottage has four bedrooms to sleep six comprising of large shower room - open plan living/kitchen area.
Both cottages have tv- fully fitted kitchen - fridge and freezer - electric hob and oven - microwave - iron and ironing board - outside laundry with washing machine -
Large garden with superb sea views & ample car parking